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Subject: Re: [DNA] MALLINDER/SWALLOW fam histy -- lab recommendation
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 20:06:51 EST
In a message dated 3/7/03 6:27:01 PM Central Standard Time,
> I'm one that is not familiar with Relative Genetics. How do they produce a
> 12-page report with your family tree on it, from a DNA sample?
The length of the report will depend on the number of trees and the
complexity. We had three trees. One was actually due to a false paternity.
There are also other things in the report besides the genealogy. There are
the MRCA calculations and the haplocation diagram.
They first show your pedigrees as reported by the subjects. We required the
subjects to have direct evidence, much as in a DAR lineage, and they went
back to roughly 1775-1800. Then RG deduced a possible tree based on the DNA.
Your paper input is most important, of course. They mainly are testing for
plausibility, much as more experienced people would do.
We actually never submitted an inferential genealogy, since I didn't know the
tree analyis was part of the service. We would have had better results,
since it was corroborated by the DNA results. We will submit one in Phase
We put four pages on the net at this site. However, it doesn't have the
pedigrees (Click on Phase Two):
It is only the report. I doubt if we will ever post much analysis on that